#1
i've been looking for an esp H-1000 for a long time (since they dont make them anymore -_-), but i found an H-400 (looks the same except for the binding and inlay).

anyway, i could either get this or an MH-1000DBSB (albeit a little much, i like the abalone, even tho no one else does). They have the same exact specs, but for string tension in Dropped C/B, which you guys prefer: a hardtail or a stop tail? which would have better tension (but not way too much tension) and have lower action capabilities without buzzing?

GUITARS CURRENTLY USED
Ibanez RG7621
Ibanez RG121
ESP LTD H-400
#2
i'd go for the convenience of a stoptail. i have a floyd, but it stays in standard because i don't think it's worth the time and frustration to try to get it set up well in another tuning. a stoptail can be whatever tuning you want pretty easily.
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#3
Stoptail, if tension is your concern. So long as you're using the right string gauge and the guitar is set up and maintained properly of course, a stopbar/tune-o-matic style bridge will give better tension regardless of tuning. Hardtails tend to have to have more wood routed out the bodies too and I personally find them more fiddly to work with.
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#4
thanks to both of you, i love the look of the H-400, gonna get it

GUITARS CURRENTLY USED
Ibanez RG7621
Ibanez RG121
ESP LTD H-400